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Dooley's Hotel Waterford
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 23, 2013

We did enjoy this hotel- they were friendly and helpful- did not give it a five as the wireless never reached to rooms as advertised and the shower barely spit out water. They were going to call someone to check the shower but in discussing with the rest of our travelers I think this is an issue for them. So if you are a bath person this is a great hotel, but if it is a strong shower you want in the am then not so much-
Great pub food and breakfast

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2014

Dear Sue,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Dooley's Hotel, Waterford. I was pleased to see that most of your experiences throughout our hotel were very satisfactory. I was a disappointed, however, to see that your water pressure was not up to the standard you expected. In relation to the Wifi strength we have up graded the wifi and this has assisted in the signal reaching all our rooms to an acceptable level.

Sue, again on behalf of the hotel team, I apologise for this lapse in service and for any negative perception it may have left. We do take your comments seriously, thank you again for taking the time to review our hotel.

Kind regards,

The Darrer Family

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Reviewed December 19, 2013

I booked 8 of us to stay here for a saturday night stay which included B&B and an evening meal, 4 adults and 4 kids, well just because we got a good deal was not at all reflected on our meals, the choice was excellent from the menu,the men in our group had steak which there was around a six euro supplement for,I had pork which was cooked to perfection, something for everybody, we purchased a red & white wine which also was very nice, our waitress was so nice and attentive and we all warmed to her, she made us feel very welcomed, when we entered the bar which was quite late the bar staff informed us it may be too late for kids but we could take our drinks to reception, although myself and my Mum decided to just finish our wine and take the kids up to the room they never came over to ask us to hurry, they left us where we were which was very nice, we retired to our clean & comfy rooms leaving our husbands to "live music" supplied from the bar free and they continued to enjoy their night with many other guests from the various christmas parties held in the hotel until the wee hours,I did hear loud music come through the windows to the room but what to expect on a busy saturday night, it was great to see the Hotel "buzzing" with customers, it had a great athmosphere for christmas, Breakfast was so busy we were asked to wait in reception as the kind staff knew we wanted to be seated altogether, so why do people moan when its busy, is'nt it better to wait and have a "fantastic hearty full irish" everybody really enjoyed breakfast and fruit after also.This Family I see are running the Hotel for three generations and I must say I have stayed in some of the "newer" "modern" hotels but they don't have the experience to make a stay as "warm" "welcoming" and "hospitable" as Dooleys obviously hold dear to their heart, and its passed down to their staff as everybody we encountered were so nice!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Anita C
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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2014

Dear Anita,

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review and the time that you took to write it. We would love to see you come back to the oldest city in Ireland and have an event that I think your group would enjoy. Spraoi International Street Arts Festival happens every year, which has been staged in Waterford, Ireland, since 1993. For three days each year residents of our medieval city take to the streets and enjoy an international programme of street arts and spectacle. The festival is staged on August Bank Holiday Weekend, always marked by the first Monday in August. Waterford’s narrow medieval streets, squares, quays and historic buildings provide an atmospheric backdrop to Spraoi’s celebration of contemporary performance culture. The majority of the events are free and suitable for all ages, great for all the family.

Kind regards,

The Darrer Family

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stayed here on a CIE tour in a triple room. It was very nice and plenty of room for us, myself, my husband and daughter. It was not
your typical US cookie cutter hotel but has old tyme charm which we appreciate. The food in the resturant was great also.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
Thank Carol B
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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2014

Dear Carol,

Delighted you enjoyed your visit to Dooley's Hotel. We appreciate your kind comments as they are what we concentrate our efforts to achieve. We truly thank you for taking the time to write your review. Your feedback has been shared with our team.

Kind regards,

The Darrer Family

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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Stayed here 2 nights ago with husband and 3 year old son. We were there for Winterval festival. We got there early and room was ready which we were happy about. It was basic but clean. Bathrooms were very dated. I had asked for a room at the back of hotel as reading reviews people said the front rooms were so noisy. Back of hotel was no better. I know it was no fault of hotel but its opposite an arcade place so the people roaring all night was awful and we were on top floor. The walls are very thin as could hear next doors tv. Beds were very hard also so only got couple of hours sleep. We went down for brekkie at 7.45 and was told it was buffet but hot food wasn't ready yet. When it did come out was as expected from buffet, not very nice. The plates were either wet or dirty. Overall if your a couple looking for somewhere to rest your heads after night out its prob good but wouldn't recommend to somebody with children. Although staff were helpful enough, everyone looked miserable. Don't remember 1 smile from anybody.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

I stayed in this hotel last night with members of my family we had two rooms for the night, we were in Waterford for Winterval and to do some Christmas shopping.The rooms were spotlessly clean and very comfortable also nice and warm, we had a meal in the hotel and it was very nice and they also cater well for children, my grandaughter was with usn and they brought colouring pencils and a picture to colour while awaiting the meal which was great to keep her amused. The staff were so friendly and i would definetly recommend this hotel and will be back its also great value and so central. Well done Dooleys!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank jeankiely07
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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2014

Dear Jean,

Thank your for taking the time to review our hotel. It was a pleasure to share your many praises of our facilities and service with the team. We look forward to your return visit.

Kind regards,

The Darrer Family

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Reviewed December 6, 2013

stayed in for hotel for 2bb1d deal with four other couples . could not fault the service and courtesy
received from all members of staff. I was impressed as we all were with the quality of the food , the size of the rooms and their cleanliness and would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel . its so central to anywhere in the city.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Davidkenna
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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2014

Dear Mr. Kenna

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it was a pleasure to share your feedback with our team.

Kind regards
The Darrer Family

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Reviewed December 6, 2013

I stayed one night at Dooley's when due to a car-related problem I found myself stuck in the city at 11pm on a Thursday night! The staff were very helpful despite my late arrival (thank you very much to Megan & Pedro!), organising a room and catering to any other concerns I had. The room was comfortable and spacious with a clean and well organised en-suite bathroom. The only minor gripe is that the telly is a bit past its best (though working!) but otherwise the room was excellent. Breakfast buffet was generously stocked and staff were friendly and helpful. Due to its great location and friendly, helpful staff I'm happy to recommend Dooley's.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2014

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review of the Dooley’s Hotel. We appreciate your comments about the team and especially those you mentioned by name.

We are a third generation hotel and are consistently improving our facilities, currently we are upgrading all our T.V. in our rooms but unfortunately have not got to all room as of yet.
Thank you again for your kind comments.

Kind regards
The Darrer Family

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Additional Information about Dooley's Hotel Waterford

Address: Merchants Quay, Waterford 00353, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Waterford
#5 Romantic Hotel in Waterford
#5 Family Hotel in Waterford
Price Range: $78 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dooley's Hotel Waterford 3*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dooley's City Centre Hotel, Waterford is a family run hotel in the heart of the Sunny South East. Dooley's Hotel is just a few minutes walk from the main shopping, business & cultural centres in Waterford. ... more   less 
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